Current affairs is an important section of all competitive exams. In this article you will get the Current Affairs Module of July 2020. This is the monthly module like previous months.Let’s learn.

Current Affairs Module of June 2020

Features of TextBooq‘s Current Affairs Module

  • All topics are categorically distributed, thus it will be easier for students to memorize.
  • All the points are short and to the point.
  • There is no unnecessary points for time waste.
  • PDF is provided at the end of the article where you will find few more extra points and topics. The PDF is made mobile friendly.
  • Let’s jump into the Current Affairs Module of July 2020
Appointments
  • Shrikant Madhav Vaidya is appointed Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
  • Tushar Mehta is reappointed Solicitor General for a tenure of three years.
  • Prof Rattan Lal and Dr Uma Lele are selected by UN Chief to Scientific Group for 2021 Food Summit.
  • Jean Castex is appointed Prime Minister of France replacing Edouard Philippe.
  • Gudni Th. Johannesson is re-elected as President of Iceland
  • Nigar Johar appointed the 1st female Lieutenant General of Pakistan Army
  • Injeti Srinivas appointed as chairman of International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).
  • Lee Hsien Loong becomes new Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Hemang Amin appointed interim CEO of BCCI
  • Andrzej Duda wins Poland’s presidential election
  • Ossouka Raponda appointed the 1st woman PM of Gabon
  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra becomes the new chairman of HCL
  • Alok Misra becomes new CEO & Director of Microfinance Institutions Network
  • Varun Sridhar appoints as CEO of Paytm Money
Awards and Honour
  • Freya Thakral from Delhi, received 2020 Diana Award for her humanitarian work
  • Kritika Pandey became the Asian Region prize in Overall Winner of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her story is titled ‘The Great Indian Tee and Snakes’.
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee and Raj Chetty awarded ‘2020 Great Immigrants
  • Chakravarthi Rangarajan is conferred with the PC Mahalanobis Award
  • The ISRO chief K Sivan was awarded Von Karman Award 2020 by International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
  • Chhattisgarh awarded Elites Excellence Awards under Digital India initiative
  • Indian Battalion has received the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon Environment award
  • NTPC Ltd received CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019 under the category of outstanding accomplishment incorporate excellence category
  • Kezang D Thongdok a filmmaker of Arunachal Pradesh and has won the 2020 Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his documentary “Chi Lupo”
  • Edappadi K Palaniswami the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and is honoured by Rotary Foundation with Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Government Schemes/Programme/Campaign/Initiative
  • Government of Maharashtra has launched ‘Project Platina’ which is the world’s largest plasma therapy trials for COVID-19 patients.
  • Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ Scheme
  • Odisha has launched ‘Balaram Yojana’ to provide agricultural credit of Rs 1.40 crore to landless farmers who are in problem due to COVID-19.
  • Paudhe Lagao, Paryavaran Bachao initiative was launched by Delhi Government.
  • Madhya Pradesh launches ‘Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya’ campaign.
  • Himachal Pradesh becomes the first state in India to have 100% household LPG Gas connection
  • Nekara Samman Yojana is launched for weaver community by Karnataka govt
  • Intzaar Aap Ka’ a social media campaign is launched by Madhya Pradesh.
  • Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh e-inaugurated 6 bridges such as Tarnah-I Bridge, Tarnah-II Bridge, Palwan Bridge, Ghodawala Bridge, Pahadiwala Bridge and Panyali Bridge in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Pure for Sure‘ Campaign is launched by Rajasthan to promote pure dairy products.
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID) joined hands with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for Clean Energy project.
Important Days
  • 1 July National Doctors Day Theme: Lessen the mortality of COVID-19
  • International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) celebrated ‘Dharma Chakra Day’ on 4th July 2020.
  • 6 July World Zoonoses Day
  • 11 July World Population Day: Theme: Putting the brakes on COVID 19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls
  • 12 July Int’l Malala Day
  • 15 July World Youth Skill Day: Theme 2020: “Skills for a Resilient Youth”
  • 17 July 2020 World Day for International Justice
  • 18 July Nelson Mandela International Day
  • 20 July International Chess Day
  • 26 July Kargil Vijay Diwas
  • 30 July 2020 World Day against Trafficking in Persons Theme 2020 : ‘Committed to the Cause-Working on the Frontline to end Human Trafficking’
Defence News
  • PASSEX a Naval exercise has been conducted by the Indian Navy and Japanese Navy in order to promote mutual understanding towards the Malacca Strait in the Indian Ocean.
  • India Coast Guard (ICG) and Indonesia Coast Guard signed a MoU for ‘Maritime Safety and Security’
    Boeing of USA has completed its delivery of AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force.
  • Indian Army acquired unmanned vehicle Raven and Spike Firefly from USA and Israel respectively
  • India successfully test fires Dhruvastra anti-guided missile, called HELINA
  • The DRDO provided drones to Indian Army for surveillance called Bharat
NASA/ISRO/Space news
  • Israel successfully launches a spy satellite Ofek 16 into space
  • ISRO will launch Brazil’s Amazonia satellite by August 2020.
  • ANASIS-II is the first military satellite of South Korea. The satellite is launched by SpaceX
  • What is the name of UAE’s Mars mission? Hope
  • China’s Mars Rover Mission: Tianwen1
Banking/Economy/Finance
  • World Bank has approved a loan of $500 million for India to build STARS Project. The STARS is basically an Education upliftment project which stands for ‘Strengthening Teaching- Learning and Results for State Program’.
  • ZipDrive’ Instant Auto Loan Facility launched By HDFC Bank
  • HDFC Bank has launched ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ application for farmers
  • ‘Loan in Seconds’ a digital solution for instant loan disbursement is launched by Yes Bank
  • Fino Payments Bank Limited has launched ‘Bhavishya’ Saving Account for the minors of age group of 10-18 years
  • NABARD will provide Rs 795 crore financial support to West Bengal following damage due to Amphan Cyclone.
  • FamCard is the India’s first numberless payment card, launched by Fampay and IDFC First Bank.
  • The e-commerce company Amazon has begun offering auto insurance in India
Indian Railways
  • Ministry of Railways will set up solar power plant in Bina, Madhya Pradesh
  • Indian Railways aims to be fully electrified in next 3.5 years
  • Indian Railways will include all wagons under RFID for tracking by 2022
Sports
  • Ravindra Jadeja has been named as India’s ‘most valuable player’ by Wisden
  • Valtteri Bottas wins F1 Austrian GP
  • G Akash becomes India’s 66th Chess Grandmaster
  • Asia Cup Cricket 2021 will be hosted SriLanka and Pakistan in 2022
  • Lewis Hamilton won Styrian GP 2020
  • Jordan Henderson wins 2020 FWA Footballer of the Year award
  • Haryana will host the 2021 Khelo India Youth Games
Books and Author
  • Future of Higher Education–Nine Mega Trends” the book is written by CA V Pattabhi Ram
  • Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver’ Authored by Urjit Patel
  • His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ Author: Tenzin Geyche Tethong
  • A Song of India’ is authored by Ruskin Bond
  • If it Bleeds’’Authored by Stephen King
  • The Endgame’ is Authored by Hussain Zaidi
  • The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World’ Authored by Dr S Jaishankar (External Affairs Minister)
  • Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India’ Authored by Viral V Acharya (Former RBI Deputy Governor)
Miscellaneous
  • India and Bhutan have signed their first Indo-Bhutan Joint Venture of 600 Megawatt Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project.
  • United Nation launches “Alliance for Poverty Eradication”, amid COVID-19 pandemic
  • PM Modi inaugurated Asia’s largest 750 MW Rewa ultra mega solar plant in Madhya Pradesh
  • The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Jharkhand, has been named after Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
  • Indian Pandemic Risk Pool is launched by By IRDAI. The panel head will be Suresh Mathur, ED of IRDAI
  • UNICEF has partnered with SAP India to offer Career Counselling to the Youth of India
  • The theme of India Ideas Summit 2020: Building a Better Future
  • India provided medical assistance of $1 million to North Korea. The assistance was provided under the WHO’s Anti-Tuberculosis Programme.

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